The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed that the 20nmillion US dollar budget presented to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the Black Stars participation in the World Cup in Brazil is subject to amendment.
There has been a public outcry over the size of the budget in the wake of the nation’s current economic crises and some have even suggested a reduction in the amount, but the FA boss has indicated no final decision had been taken on the budget.
“We sent the budget to the government and we are waiting for approval,” he said.
”In any case, whatever the GFA has submitted to the Ministry is subject to deductions and additions and the amount could even be reduced after discussions,” he indicated in an interview with Citi Sports on Sunday.
Some aspects of the public discussion on the budget has been based on the issue of transparency and accountability.
Veteran football administrator, Takyi Arhin has been vocal on that front and has urged the GFA to publish the contents and the specific items in the budget to ensure accountability.
Following the approval of the financial plan for the Black Stars, it is expected that the team will get into camp and prepare for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
By: Benjamin Nketsia/citifmonline.com/Ghana